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The Student Technology Equity Program (STEP) Fund

Your support of the Student Technology Equity Program (STEP) addresses inequities in access to quality laptops and computing tools to ensure equity in education and experience for all.

STEP was launched at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic to help students obtain free, long-term loans of critical technologies when classes shifted to remote learning. Since March 2020, STEP has provided over 5,000 students with essential hardware such as laptops, Wi-Fi hotspots, noise-cancelling headphones, microphones, webcams, and drawing tablets to ensure their successful academic engagement as a UC Berkeley student.

Your gift to STEP provides the support that STEP needs to carry out its mission. Gifts enable STEP to offset the cost of providing access and technology. For example:

  • Compensating student employees for work to support the operations of STEP and providing them with a valuable student employment opportunity

  • Equipping students with complete sets of peripheral hardware, including a drawing tablet, a webcam, noise-cancelling headphones, and an external microphone

  • Allowing students without adequate Wi-Fi service in their home to receive a wireless hotspot and a service plan

  • Providing a state-of-the-art, high-performance laptop for students in need.

Read more about STEP’s impact.

Student Experience & Diversity
University Development & Alumni Relations
1995 University Ave., Ste. 401
Berkeley, CA 94704

Most Donors All Night | 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. Mar 9-10
Three funds with the most unique donors all night win additional prize money.
Rank Prize Funds Donors
1 $7,500 SKY Campus Happiness Club at Berkeley 259
2 $4,000 UC Berkeley Model United Nations (UCBMUN) 151
3 $2,500 Azaad 125
4 Helix @ Berkeley 97
5 CalSol 95
Most Donors All Day | 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Three funds with most unique donors all day.
Rank Prize Fund Donors
1 $12,500 The Cal Band Annual Fund 425
2 $6,000 The Cal Parents Fund 366
3 $2,500 The Berkeley Engineering Fund 308
4 The Haas School of Business Fund 297
5 The Letters & Science Leadership Fund 233
Top 3 Funds with the Most Gifts | 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Top 3 funds with the most gifts.
Rank Prize Funds Gifts
1 $5,000 CalSol 143
2 $3,000 Formula Electric at Berkeley 96
3 $1,500 The Cal Band Annual Fund 52
4 The Berkeley Engineering Fund 40
5 The Cal Parents Fund 35
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